A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in by A. Bowdoin Van Riper

By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

motion pictures that dramatize ancient occasions and the lives of old figures-whether they're meant to coach or to entertain—play an important function in shaping the public's knowing of the previous. within the Hollywood background of technological know-how and expertise, A. Bowdoin Van Riper specializes in the dramatized portrayals of a specific team of historic figures—scientists, engineers, and inventors—that have seemed on American movie and tv displays. This quantity analyzes person portrayals, the general public pictures of specific scientists and inventors, and the tips approximately technology and expertise that, jointly, they characterize. during this first in-depth examine of ways old scientists and inventors were portrayed on display, Van Riper catalogs approximately three hundred separate performances and contains essays at the monitor photos of greater than eighty ancient scientists, inventors, engineers, and scientific researchers. The contributors coated contain Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dian Fossey, and invoice Gates. prepared chronologically through the subject's date of delivery, entries for every person clarify their significant contributions to technology and expertise, learn the ways that they have been portrayed in movie and on tv, and finish with a whole record of display portrayals and a dialogue of feedback for additional analyzing. The Hollywood background of technology and expertise should be of curiosity to a person curious about the depiction of old occasions and historic figures in movie and tv, and to somebody drawn to the general public realizing of technology and technology.

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